Bradley Wiggins Interview
Tour de France and Olympic glory is within Bradley Wiggins's grasp this year as the Briton targets the yellow jersey in Paris and a time trial gold at the London Games in a thrilling summer.
team will help.
"One of the big gains of having Cav is you can ride in the front more," Wiggins said, referring to the sprinters teams' ability to jockey in the peloton to be at the front.
"I'll probably get a safer ride."
Asked whether he was hesitant about choosing the Tour over the track cycling at the Olympics, Wiggins, who won two golds in the individual pursuit and one with the team pursuit, quipped: "Not for one minute, no. I've done that before.
"The Tour is something very special and not everyone gets a chance to win the Tour de France so for me to pursue that is something very important at this stage of my career.
"A lot changed after Beijing (Olympics in 2008) because they took away my event (individual pursuit) so the decision was easy really.
"I still like the concept of being in control of my own destiny, not rely on three other guys to hit the same level of fitness so I'm happy with my decision."
The Tour de France ends on July 22 and the men's road time trial at the London Olympics will be held on August 1.